Match Preview – Bangladesh vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023/24, 11th Match

Big picture: Can Bangladesh make a comeback?

The New Zealand juggernaut rolled into Chennai but in typical Kiwi style, it was a quiet entrance. New Zealand defeated England and Netherlands easily and will now face Bangladesh, recovering from a big defeat against England. The only saving grace for Bangladesh is the Chennai pitch which is likely to help the spinners, but many of the New Zealand players have IPL experience so they will know what to expect at this venue.

The big news for New Zealand is the return of their regular captain. kane williamson, who is returning after seven months of injury. There was a time this year when it seemed that Williamson would not be able to play the World Cup but now a proper recovery means that He can easily return to the line-upWhile his team already has four points on the board.

New Zealand has had many outstanding performers in these matches, especially Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway, who scored brilliant centuries against England. Will Young and Tom Latham scored crucial runs against Netherlands while Mitchell Santner also had a brilliant all-round performance.

He has other aces up his sleeve against Bangladesh. Ish Sodhi may be included in the playing eleven after taking six wickets against Bangladesh in Dhaka a few weeks ago. In any case, both sides will keep an eye on their spin stock.

Bangladesh’s big defeat against England undone much of their good work against Afghanistan in the first match. The pitch was certainly different between the two matches in Dharamsala, but Bangladesh were not really suited to the conditions. His insistence on bowling outside the off-stump cost him as he did not get any wickets on that bowling line. Taskin Ahmed bowled only six overs, Shakib Al Hasan completed his ten overs early and the excessive use of offspin against left-handed batsmen was a harsh strategy that Bangladesh would not want to repeat.

He will also have to sort out his batting line-up and answer questions especially about the opening pair and the lower middle order. Tanzeed Hasan has not scored runs in two innings so far, but it is still a small sample to test the new opener. Still, the World Cup campaign has its own challenges for Bangladesh, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if they send Mehidy Hasan Miraz to open along with Liton Das. In that case, Mahmudullah and Nasum Ahmed are candidates to return to the lower middle order. Left-arm spinner Nasum will ensure more depth in the spin department while Mahmudullah can add batting experience on the tricky Chepauk pitch.

Bangladesh has very fond memories against New Zealand in subcontinent conditions, having defeated them 4-0 and 3-0 on home soil in the last 13 years. But on current form and especially in the World Cup, New Zealand is a strong contender.

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What will Williamson’s return mean? Rachin Ravindra, Not much, I hope. Ravindra’s excellent form with the bat and utility with the ball makes him an automatic selection against Bangladesh. Ravindra scored a brilliant century in the opening match of the World Cup against England, followed by a half-century against Netherlands. His intent suited New Zealand’s plans as he played a variety of shots while maintaining his shape. Williamson confirmed in the pre-match press conference that Ravindra is part of his plans but it is unlikely that he will bat at No. 3.

Liton DasA brilliant 76 runs was the only positive result for Bangladesh in their huge defeat to England in Dharamsala. It included the usual Litton fare of beautifully timed shots and angled-bat shots that many batsmen dream of playing. But the frustrating thing is that it is the free-flowing shot-making that often brings his innings to a premature end. Liton’s ODI form this year pales in comparison to last year’s average of 52.45 in 13 innings. If Liton goes beyond his half-century against England, Bangladesh will benefit greatly from his form.

Team News: Who will make way for Williamson?

The toss could now be between Glenn Phillips and Mark Chapman as Williamson returns to the New Zealand line-up after nine months. Sodhi’s name also comes up on the Chepauk pitch which is helpful for spinners.

New Zealand (probable): 1 Devon Conway, 2 Will Young, 3 Kane Williamson (c), 4 Rachin Ravindra, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Glenn Phillips, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Mark Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson/Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult

A brave team management would pick Tanzid despite the low score. Otherwise, Mehdi is in line as an opening batsman. New Zealand’s left-handed batsman Mahedi Hasan can also be kept in the line-up.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tanzeed Hasan, 2 Liton Das, 3 Nazmul Hussain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (captain), 5 Tauheed Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 7 Mehdi Hasan, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman/Nasum Ahmed

Pitch and conditions: Spin to win at Chepauk

India’s spin trio had taken 6 wickets for 104 runs against Australia in the last match in Chepauk. Both sides will look to create a spin attack whenever they bat in this game. India chased the target easily against Australia but teams will have to be cautious of bowlers who can move the ball. The weather is likely to be mostly dry, with little chance of rain.

Stats and Trivia: New Zealand leads Bangladesh in World Cup

  • New Zealand ended Bangladesh’s long-running winning streak in home ODIs last month when the visitors won 2-0 in Dhaka. Bangladesh has never defeated New Zealand in five matches in the World Cup.
  • Mahedi Hasan took 4 wickets for 71 runs in the last game. most expensive Four wickets (or more) by a Bangladeshi spinner in ODIs.
  • New Zealand have a chance to win their first three World Cup matches for the third consecutive edition, having previously done so in 2019 and 2015. His performance in the 1992 and 2007 editions was similar.
  • Citation

    “I think certainly in the subcontinent, they (Bangladesh) are very familiar with these conditions and have a lot of match-winning players in their team.”
    new zealand captain kane williamson Bangladesh’s challenge lies ahead from their side

    “It’s always challenging to deal with the new ball. If we get off to a good start, it definitely helps the team. I think it’s also important to bounce back after losing two or three early wickets. We need a big Have to concentrate on scoring.” A difficult situation.”
    Bangladesh vice-captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto He is not getting a good start with bat or ball.

    Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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